This pandemic situation is the number one cause of stress and anxiety of most people right now. And the victim of these mental illnesses is not limited to adults only. Children and adolescence also experience a different level of stress and anxiety that they sometimes cannot handle. So in times like this, it is essential Read more about Parenting 101: Help Kids Cope During The Pandemic[…]
It has been an eye-opening experience to attend the Parental Involvement Conference 2019. I did not want to admit that at first, but that’s the truth. It is especially helpful for the parents of young children like myself, who do not have particular parenting styles yet. One of the ideas that stuck with me is, “Parents Read more about Why Parents Need To Be Present In Kids’ Formative Years[…]
Parents are facing big decisions during this pandemic time, especially in providing medical attention and education to their kids. Navigating to what is best for children somehow affects both parents’ emotional and mental capability since both of them are affected by the situation as well. There is too much pressure on who is supposed to Read more about Child Custody During COVID-19 Pandemic[…]
When I attended the 2018 Parental Alienation Conference, I listened to stories of moms and dads with strained relationships with their kids after divorce. Most of them have joint custody, but a child won’t last longer than a few hours under their care because the little one is angry at the parent. Some end up Read more about Dealing With Parental Alienation Post-Divorce[…]
One popular myth about parenting is that children can boost the happiness of the couple. While many couples strive to have children in their lives, having one doesn’t necessarily add to the overall happiness of the couple. In fact, having a child may even decrease that happiness.
The dissolution of marriages often leads to parentectomy. The effects of parentectomy are more severe on children than adults. Alienation from their parents leads them to become emotionally scarred for life. These kids are unable to relate to their peers normally.
Something that needs to be made clear is that it’s easy to understand the tendency of a parent to alienate their ex-partner. There manifests a need to validate one’s past choices, a need to have an ally, and especially a need to take solace in knowing that the child doesn’t take anything against the parent they live with.
Broken marriages and conflict-ridden families are sad realities of our world today. While everyone is affected, the most challenging blow of pain is always received by the children.
The heart-pounding reality is when once happy and beautiful marriages break apart in divorce, parents, who were just moms and dads before, start playing different roles in the life of their children. According to William Bernet, M.D. and co-authors, “We define parental alienation as a mental condition in which a child—usually one whose parents are engaged in a high-conflict divorce—allies himself or herself strongly with one parent (the preferred parent) and rejects a relationship with the other parent (the alienated parent) without legitimate justification.”
Ideally, parents and children have a bond that is incomparable to any other relationship. As it starts with the birth of the child, a healthy relationship grows over time. However, such is not the case for many. Unfortunately, there are many cases of abusive or negligent parents, and now, a relatively new term has made waves in many child custody cases.
When one parent exerts effort in alienating the other, it can be due to a lot of different reasons that are usually concerning both parties. So how does one know if he or she is gradually being alienated out of his or her children’s lives? The Messy Truth Parental alienation occurs Read more about Psychiatry Identification Of Parent Alienators[…]